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TRELLICK TOWER 50th Anniversary at Trellick Tower

July 9, 2022 from 12pm to 8pm
Erno Goldfinger’s Trellick Tower is 50 years old this year. The Grade Il* listed building is part of the Cheltenham Estate in Kensal Rise. It comprises 157 flats in the main tower and a further 60 apartments in the lower blocks.On Saturday 9 July, the Trellick Tower Residents’ Association is holding a festival to celebrate the past, present and future of this iconic building. Several homes both in the tower itself and the adjacent Edenham Way will be open to the public for tours.There will also be a talk from architect James Dunnett who worked with Goldfinger early in his career. Closest Tube WESTBOURNE PARKSee More
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A Tribute to Joan Flannery

Joan Flannery 1928 - 2022It is with great sadness we inform you that Joan Flannery died in UCLH hospital at 11am on Wednesday, 15th June 2022 in UCLH hospital. She slipped peacefully away leaving her son Marc and three grandsons, Nathan, Kieran and Joseph.Joan was born a Liverpudlian in 1928 moving to London in 1948 where, among other roles, became the Landlady of the 'Three Greyhounds' Pub in Soho during the 1950’s. When Marc was born in 1960 they found themselves living in a one bedroom flat in Old Street where she had the support of wonderful friends and neighbours.On returning to work at the GPO (now BT), Joan was soon able to move onto Golden Lane Estate, first to Hatfield House in 1969 before downsizing to Great Arthur House in 1984 when Marc left home.Anyone who knew Joan would remember her as a fiercely determined and the driving force behind the Golden…See More
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GLE Website Comms Team posted a blog post

A Tribute to Joan Flannery

Joan Flannery 1928 - 2022It is with great sadness we inform you that Joan Flannery died in UCLH hospital at 11am on Wednesday, 15th June 2022 in UCLH hospital. She slipped peacefully away leaving her son Marc and three grandsons, Nathan, Kieran and Joseph.Joan was born a Liverpudlian in 1928 moving to London in 1948 where, among other roles, became the Landlady of the 'Three Greyhounds' Pub in Soho during the 1950’s. When Marc was born in 1960 they found themselves living in a one bedroom flat in Old Street where she had the support of wonderful friends and neighbours.On returning to work at the GPO (now BT), Joan was soon able to move onto Golden Lane Estate, first to Hatfield House in 1969 before downsizing to Great Arthur House in 1984 when Marc left home.Anyone who knew Joan would remember her as a fiercely determined and the driving force behind the Golden…See More
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From Vernon Ashford, Treasurer of GLERA with regard our Open Spaces Conversation and the Resolution passed at March Ward Mote for the City to 'consult with GLE residents regarding the current “private" status of the GLE as a result of which residents pay for the maintenance of areas of the GLE that are in practice open to the public’. 

I have been carrying out some more research into the status of the footpaths and roads on the Estate.  It was decided conclusively that there are no rights of way across the Estate following litigation in 1987 and this was confirmed by the Comptroller and City Solicitor in 1998.  This would apply to the whole of the Estate as shown in the plan attaching to the lease, as the lease itself was part of the documentation submitted for the litigation.

 

The litigation defining the position on rights of way across the Estate results from proceedings brought in the County Court in 1987 by the Corporation against the resident of 48 Cullum Welch House.  The resident was in dispute with the Corporation regarding outstanding service charges and the basis of their apportionment and calculation.  The Judge actually visited the Estate before making his decision that the footpaths and roads in the Estate are not Public Highways.

 

The issue was again raised in the review of the service charges leading to the variation of the service charge provisions in the Leases approved in the Mayors and City of London Court dated 24th February 1998.  This granted a series of abatements on Estate wide costs based on the total of non-residential premises’ (i.e. the shops and public house) rateable values as a percentage of the whole Estate’s rateable value.  There was an attempt to obtain a further abatement by arguing that the footpaths and roads were Public Highways and following some correspondence on this between GLETA and the Corporation, the Comptroller and City Solicitor confirmed “that the Golden lane Estate is a private estate and although members of the public are allowed to walk across the estate, the present notices prevent them from obtaining a Right of Way, regardless of how many years or times they have actually walked through it".

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Hi Vernon, is this the reasoning why the Crescent House/ Hatfield House gate has been suddenly locked shut?

Hi there

As Vernon didn't make this post (he just gave me permission to upload his findings) he probably see your response. I suspect that the gate has been closed because of anti-social behaviour and concerns expressed re our Open Spaces. Is it just closed at certain times of day? The Estate office would be able to give you details - if you do contact them perhaps you could share here.

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Hi there - ah, apologies - I didn’t read who posted it properly. Thanks for getting back. I only noticed it yesterday evening and this morning and I know from my partner that is was closed earlier in the week too. however it appears to be open again now. I’ll get in touch with the estate office and find out details as it’s quite inconvenient for the ground floor flats. I’ll post if I hear anything back from them.
Thanks,

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